Teen charged in cyber stock scam

Discussion in 'other security issues & news' started by spy1, Oct 12, 2003.

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  1. spy1

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    http://www.theregister.co.uk/content/55/33320.html .

    "The Beast", huh? Nasty-sounding stuff.

    Also, note how little trouble the SEC's Enforcement Division had piercing " the veil of Internet anonymity".

    "Despite the use of complex anonymizer programs and other cloaking devices, our staff was able to unravel this conduct quickly," said Linda Chatman Thomsen, Deputy Director of the SEC's Enforcement Division, in a statement. "To those who attempt to use the perceived anonymity of the Internet to victimize investors, our message remains clear: we will track you down and hold you accountable."

    Either the guy wasn't really all that sharp in his attempts to anonymize himself - or anonymity by any means is a myth. Pete
     
  2. MickeyTheMan

    MickeyTheMan Security Expert

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    Yes it is. Sites you visit may not know who you are, but someone ( the server )
    needs to keep track of your ip to be able to serve you the pages you request.
    TOTAL ANONIMITY IS A MYTH ! ;)
     
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